When life is on the go and you need a quick pick-me-up, nothing beats our Trail Mix Energy Balls. Packed with the wholesome goodness of Zed Snack Attack Trail Mix, these bite-sized delights are not only convenient but also bursting with energy-boosting ingredients. Whether you’re tackling a busy day or recovering after a workout, these energy balls are your secret weapon.
- 1 cup of Zed Snack Attack Trail Mix
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats
- 1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup
- 1/4 cup of peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)
- 1/4 cup of ground flaxseeds (optional, for added nutrition)
- A pinch of salt (optional, to enhance flavors)
Step 1: Prep the Trail Mix
- Start by measuring out one cup of Zed Snack Attack Trail Mix. This mix is a combination of nuts, dried fruits, and seeds, providing a delightful medley of textures and flavors.
Step 2: Pulse the Mix 2. Place the Trail Mix in a food processor and pulse it a few times to break down the larger pieces. You want a coarse texture with small chunks for added crunch.
Step 3: Combine Ingredients 3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pulsed Trail Mix, rolled oats, honey or maple syrup, peanut butter (or your preferred nut butter), and ground flaxseeds (if using). Add a pinch of salt if desired for an extra flavor boost.
Step 4: Mix It Up 4. Use a spatula or your hands to thoroughly mix all the ingredients together until they form a sticky, cohesive mixture.
Step 5: Shape the Energy Balls 5. Take small portions of the mixture and roll them into bite-sized balls. The size is entirely up to your preference, but aim for uniformity to ensure even snacking.
Step 6: Set and Chill 6. Place the energy balls on a parchment paper-lined tray or plate. Cover them and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This helps them firm up and hold their shape.
Step 7: Ready to Go! 7. Once chilled, your Trail Mix Energy Balls are ready to be enjoyed. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for longer shelf life.
These energy balls are not just tasty but also a powerhouse of nutrients. They provide sustained energy, thanks to the mix of nuts and seeds, while dried fruits offer a touch of natural sweetness. Whether you’re reaching for a quick snack between meetings, refueling after a workout, or satisfying a sweet craving in a healthier way, these Trail Mix Energy Balls are your perfect snack-time companion. So, roll up a batch, toss a few in your bag, and seize the day with a burst of energy whenever you need it!